Giving for your own good: How volunteering improves your career and well-being

As our work continues to grow more demanding, burnout and work-related mental health problems increase as well. It might surprise you to learn how Ivan has successfully fought the negative effects of work stress: volunteering. In this talk, Ivan will recount his experience building a Kickstarter-like platform for a Bulgarian NPO. He’ll share lessons he learned, how he improved his emotional well-being, and misconceptions about getting involved with open source projects.



Ivan Milchev


Ivan Milchev is a senior software engineer living in Eindhoven, NL. He is a security advocate with a passion for DevOps, Kubernetes and Golang. His love for DevOps and Kubernetes developed over his